University Cardiology
Jeffrey H. Johnson, MD

Special Interests

  • Preventive cardiology
  • Women's Health
  • Nuclear Imaging
Jeffrey H. Johnson, MD, FACC

A native of Cleveland, Tennessee, Dr. Johnson started a part-time job in the hospital after graduating from high school. A physician he worked for became his mentor and influenced his decision to go to medical school. "Jeff, I think you should go to medical school and become Cleveland's first cardiologist," he said. Because of this, Dr. Johnson did, and he never even considered another specialty.

Dr. Johnson finds great satisfaction in following patients long-term in their cardiovascular healthcare and developing relationships with them and their families. "I am blessed to work with great people, including my partners and our employees here at University Cardiology."

Dr. Johnson and his wife, Sharon, have four children: Jonathan, Joseph, Joshua, and Jenna. In his spare time Dr. Johnson enjoys running, reading, and is a proud University of Tennessee Volunteers fan. He is also a songwriter and piano player, and has been very involved in church music for most of his life. Dr. Johnson is a regular supporter of the Knox Area Rescue Ministries and plays an active role in his church.

Education
  • AA, Music, Cleveland State Community College, 1982
  • BA, Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1984
  • MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, 1988
Internship
  • Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, 1988-1989
Residency
  • Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, 1991-1992
Fellowship
  • Cardiology, Philadelphia Heart Institute, Presbyterian Medical Center, 1992-1995
Board Certification
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, 1984
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1992
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology 1995
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology (recertification) 2006
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, 2016
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certified, 2016
Professional Distinctions
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Medical Center, 2001-present
  • Chief Resident/Instructor, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, 1991-1992
  • Instructor, Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, 1992-1995
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